Selig needs to step up to the plate

Rosenthal, Ken
December 2005
Sporting News;12/9/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 49, p56
This article reports that the Florida Marlins baseball team in Florida is threatening to relocate. The team's owner Jeffrey Loria has issued a grave pronouncement that baseball in South Florida can no longer be assured. Loria wants a new ballpark immediately. Loria, who is willing to contribute $212 million, can't do this on his own. The Marlins won't be contracted when, after next season, Major League Baseball gains the ability to eliminate teams without the players' consent. Loria will operate with a payroll in the $30 million range and reap the benefits of revenue sharing.


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